Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (263)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

263. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of staff nurses employed as of 30 November 2019 or the latest date available; and the equivalent figure for the same date in 2018. [50937/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The numbers that the Deputy is looking for are available publicly within the Health Service Employment Report that the HSE publish online on a monthly basis. I am including the link for the Deputy's information.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/our-workforce/workforce-reporting/health-service-employment-report-oct-2019.pdf

According to that document (page 2), at end October 2019 the HSE report 25,283 WTE Staff Nurse/Midwives, which is an increase of +83 WTEs compared to the previous month, or an increase of +71 WTEs when compared to the same period last year.